If you want to relax or catch a nap at most airports you have few options beyond slumping uncomfortably in a chair or trying to find a spot in a less-trafficked part of a concourse and stretching out on the floor.
Some airports try to help.
Boston, Philadelphia and Charlotte Douglas International in North Carolina are among the growing number of airports with rocking chairs scattered throughout the terminals. And lounge-style chairs are provided at airports in Amsterdam, Paris and Singapore, and in Los Angeles' Tom Bradley International Terminal, which opened Sept. 8.
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The options expand if you're willing to open your wallet for the privilege of closing your eyes.
At Amsterdam's Schiphol and London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports, you can book a small, short-stay room at a Yotel that includes a bed, flat-screen TV, full bathroom and Wi-Fi.
At airports in Dallas/Fort Worth, Atlanta and Philadelphia, Minute Suites offers rooms with a daybed, TV, sound-masking system, desk and Wi-Fi at hourly rates that start at $34.
"Sixty-two percent of our guests are there to sleep, the remainder to relax or work," said Daniel Solomon, co-founder and CEO of Minute Suites.
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Minute Suites will open a second location at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport next year and has signed on to open at branch at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport as well.